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NIST’s Donna Dodson: Agencies Need Diverse Teams to Tackle Cyber Challenges

Donna Dodson

Donna Dodson, chief cybersecurity officer of the National Institute of Standards and Technology, has said she believes diversity in agency teams can help the government address cyber challenges, Federal News Radio reported Thursday.

“I think in the cybersecurity field we really need people with different backgrounds and different perspectives to come to the table and work on the nation’s challenges in this space,” Dodson told the station in an interview.

In the interview, she also noted that NIST partnered with other federal agencies such as the Treasury Department to  establish programs that utilize cryptography for data integrity and confidentiality efforts.

She also works with students through a cybersecurity program at the University of Maryland in Baltimore as part of her initiative to influence members of the cyber sector.

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